Trending News - January 2018

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Cardboard shipping boxes

Brad Keyes discusses cardboard shipping boxes


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Louisiana wellness center designed for healthier community

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center’s new wellness facility was designed as a clinical pathway that integrates wellness, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


Lawsuit to return funds to replace Long Beach hospital dismissed

Group claimed Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster funds should have been used to make Long Beach Medical Center a full-service hospital


Pennsylvania prison system unveils healthcare wing

New 10,000-square-foot facility is a response to an ever-increasing population


San Jose VA clinic to be designed with healing oasis

The design will incorporate air, light and space to support the healing process


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire-treated wood in walls

Brad Keyes discusses guidance on existing hazardous rooms vs. new construction


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New FGI guidelines for design and construction released

The 2018 edition introduces the new Outpatient Guidelines document


NCH 24/7 emergency room proposal rejected by Fla. village board

Neighborhood residents expressed concerns about the potential for noise from ambulance sirens


Beleaguered Colorado VA hospital faces staffing, design obstacles

Even after the hospital opens, the old hospital and other off-site facilities will remain in use for at least three years because of the design flaws


Chicago hospitals set up homeless patients with permanent housing

Investment improves health and reduces costly emergency room visits


Reproduction clinic expansion keeps patient satisfaction in focus

Colorado system developed guidelines for all facilities


N.J. single-OR facilities must meet licensed ASCs standards

Oversight of single-ORs will switch to the New Jersey Department of Health


Hospital designs virtual-reality therapy for children

Children's hospital construction site used as distraction


Cayman mental health facility is designed for home-like feeling

Design also focuses on safety and security


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Existing hazardous rooms vs. new construction

Brad Keyes discusses guidance on existing hazardous rooms vs. new construction


Illinois hospital braces for 'mess of epic proportions' with construction project

Some parts of Salem Township Hospital will be closed when work is being done in that area


Texas begins to repair or replace aging mental hospitals

Some of the 10 state hospitals were built as early as the 1850s and the outdated building design and deterioration has led to reduced capacity


Qatar hospitals designed for patient safety

Patient room design includes the latest infection control measures, regulated lighting conditions and air quality and noise level monitoring


Children's hospital completes 10-year renovation project

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford new 521,000-square-foot hospital designed to be patient centered


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Missing ceiling tiles

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for missing ceiling tiles


Illinois hospital finishes $200 million expansion

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington added about 230,000 square feet


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Temperature and humidity logs

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for temperature and humidity logs



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